Doctor Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba has been named curator of the African Art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) Curator of African Art Françoise Billion Richardson (2018-2022). He previously served as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Specialist in African Art at the Artur Ashe Boulevard Museum.
CEO Alex Nyerges said, "We are delighted that Endy has rejoined the curatorial team here at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The museum's renowned African art collection, which serves as a valuable resource for Virginians interested in learning more about African art and culture, will benefit from his leadership."
The African art collection at the VMFA is under the direction of Mr. Ezeluomba, who is responsible for its development, interpretation, and upkeep. One thousand and twenty-one items from more than a hundred different African cultures are housed in the museum's collection of African art and culture.
The new curator of the VMFA is a native of Benin City, Nigeria, where he began his artistic career as a student. Olokun Shrines: Their Functions in the Culture of the Benin Speaking People of Southern Nigeria earned him his Ph.D. in art history from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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